Many women who are battling infertility are going nuts for almonds!
Raw almonds, along with grapes, walnuts and cherries, are a natural food that is high in antioxidants, Vitamins B and E, and valuable trace minerals such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Iron, all of which are needed to increase the level of progesterone in women.
Higher production of progesterone is proven to enhance fertility, and this is especially so in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Almonds also Aid the Unborn Baby
When you compare the almond to the other forms and varieties of nuts, the almond is considered to be the favorite among nutritionist for its higher quantities of nutrients, protein and fiber. It basically has nearly every ingredient within its shell that we humans need to live, including folic acid.
The combination of the folic acid with the high levels of Vitamin B have shown to reduce the potential for birth defects in newborns while enhancing cell growth.
Almonds are great for Weight Control
You may be happy to know that this miracle food is helpful to reduce your weight down, and weight loss is a critical step in boosting ovulation in overweight or obese women with PCOS. The high amounts of protein and fibre that are found in the mighty almond makes you feel fuller, for longer. This results in a decreased appetite and means you eat less!
Almonds Regulate Blood Sugar Levels
In addition to the laundry list of vitamins and minerals that we’ve already discussed, almonds are also high in Potassium and Magnesium. These minerals are essential for the body to regulate blood sugar levels. Almonds have very low levels of sodium and can provide remarkable benefits in stabilising insulin production and even protecting the heart.
You can’t go wrong with almonds. A small amount of this amazing food each day will not only provide you with a natural fertility boost, but help with appetite control, blood and insulin regulation, and they also reduce the risk for heart dis-ease and even help to prevent constipation. Every kitchen cupboard should have some!
P.S. To discover more about boosting your fertility with PCOS, click here now to download your free copy of ‘How To Have Babies, Even With PCOS’.Dr. Rebecca Harwin
The PCOS Expert
Chiropractor & Bestselling Author of Conquer Your PCOS Naturally